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Nature in the Arts @ Meadowbrook Nature Preserve – “Pairing Pollinators & Plants”

August 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

collage of a butterfly, bumblebee, and milkweed beetle on paper flowers

collage of a butterfly, bumblebee, and milkweed beetle on paper flowers Art Barn and Chesterton Art Center are excited to participate in Shirley Heinze Land Trust Nature in the Arts program at Meadowbrook Preserve on Saturday, August 19. Create a native plant landscape with the Art Barn, then make your own pollinator with Chesterton Art Center, all the while learning about how plants and pollinators rely on each other.

Visitors may stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to join. Guided hikes will be led at 10:30 and 11:30 for those who want to learn more about local plants and pollinators; visitors may also walk the trails on their own. The Duneland Plein Air Painters will be painting throughout the preserve, capturing the late-summer scenes of Meadowbrook Nature Preserve.

All activities are FREE, and you will get to take your art home with you!

Nature in the Arts is an all-ages program offered by Shirley Heinze Land Trust connecting the art community and people to nature. We encourage individuals and families of all backgrounds and ages to participate. Pets are welcome, too! Please be sure to pick up after them and keep on a leash.

The Art Barn School of Art is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering the love of art for artists of all ages and abilities. Art Barn has a 50-year history and offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults as well as art exhibitions and cultural programs year-round, as well as a need-based scholarship program. For more information about the Art Barn, visit

Chesterton Art Center is a vibrant hub of artistic and cultural activity in the Duneland area. CAC widens access to art, arts education, and outreach to build a creative community that includes everyone. For more information about Chesterton Art Center, visit

Duneland Plein Air Painters is a group of artists who travel weekly from May through October throughout NW Indiana and SW Michigan to paint dunes, beaches, farmlands, town squares, private gardens, and many other familiar sites.  The beauty of this unique region is captured by the artists using a variety of techniques and media.  If you find one of us painting, come say hello!

Indiana Arts Commission LogoNature in the Arts activities are made possible in part by South Shore Arts and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.


August 19, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
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Shirley Heinze Land Trust
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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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